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The Last Superhero – Music ♪♫

I’m close to publishing my next novel, The Last Superhero, a sci-fi fantasy romance about the last superhero to roam the Earth and the young woman that turns his life around. It’s a superhero story with a twist, exploring the human side of things instead of the usual/fantastic. More on that in next posts, I promise!

Right now we’re working through the edits for a December launch. Yay! And I want to start writing about it, kind of get the ball rolling.

One thing I do when writing is listen to music that either appeals to the characters or helps set the mood for a scene. It’s something I’ve written about before so I won’t bore you with details, what I’ll give you, for now, is part of this book’s playlist. Enjoy!

There’s plenty of action in the book and for those parts I have my own special “war” playlist:

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The Caregiver’s Playlist

Music is an intricate part of my creative process and The Caregiver was one of those stories I couldn’t have possibly written without a good deal of music playing in the background, inadvertently cheering me on, helping me nail the feelings/mood of a certain character, and setting the pace for many scenes. I can’t even think of writing fight scenes without a track playing through my speakers, giving me the beat to set every shot, punch, or stab.

So, here are the YouTube versions of the songs in the playlist for the first book:

The song that started it all: The Postmarks – No One Said That This Would be Easy

(The Casino Royale credits mashup version)

The Guess Who – Undun

The Clash – Death or Glory

The Smiths – The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Strokes – New York City Cops

The Clash – Guns of Brixton

The Box Tops – The Letter

The Who – Baba O’Reily

The Jam – Eton Rifles

The Yardbirds – Heart Full of Soul

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

The Zombies – Time of the Season